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Aaron Fox and Suzanne O'Connell: Exploring Partnerships Abroad

N.C. State University Ph.D. students Suzanne O'Connell and Aaron Fox immersed themselves in Croatian agriculture, cuisine and culture as they spent a month e...
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NCSU Ph.D. students Suzanne O'Connell & Aaron Fox immersed themselves in Croatian agriculture, cuisine and culture, spending month exploring study abroad options with the University of Zagreb's Faculty of Agriculture. The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences has a long history of agricultural partnership with Croatia, whose agricultural history is rich with crops such as olives, grapes, herbs, and more.

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Increasing Lutein Levels in Broccoli to Fight Age-Related Eye Problems | Plants For Human Health Institute

Increasing Lutein Levels in Broccoli to Fight Age-Related Eye Problems | Plants For Human Health Institute | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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A new NCSU study at the Plants for Human Health Institute at the NC Research Campus focuses on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant also found in leafy greens such as kale & spinach, is associated with lowered risk for cataracts & age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Allan Brown, Asst. Prof., Horticultural Science & the Plants for Human Health Institute, received a $1 55,525 grant from the NC Biotechnology Ctr. for broccoli research with matching funding from Monsanto.

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N.C. Research Campus partnership launches $1.5M program immersing students in science | Plants For Human Health Institute

N.C. Research Campus partnership launches $1.5M program immersing students in science | Plants For Human Health Institute | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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An unprecedented partnership of academic and industry organizations at the North Carolina Research Campus has launched a groundbreaking $1.5 million program to engage college students from across the state in a first-of-its-kind education and research endeavor.

 

Called the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), the program teams university scientists, industry leaders and college students, who together will explore plant pathways to answer why and how plants, like fruits and vegetables, benefit human health. P2EP aims to foster scientific discoveries, provide educational opportunities and create a vast knowledge base of plant pathways research.

 

Read more | http://tinyurl.com/lnr247s

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Super-sized restoration projects begin in Hyde

Super-sized restoration projects begin in Hyde | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

By Catherine Kozak, Coastal Review Online | With numerous bureaucratic hurdles finally cleared, an innovative wetlands restoration project led by the N.C. Coastal Federation is about to begin on thousa...

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Dr. Mike Burchell & engineers in the CALS Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering are designing a canal complex intersecting with farmland in Hyde County. Pumps & weirs will redirect rain stormwater into a created wetland, protecting the Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds of North Carolina. Read more | http://tinyurl.com/kgb7ucg

 

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US launches agreement to further shell egg safety

US launches agreement to further shell egg safety | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US has announced its intent to establish a Cooperative Agreement with the North Carolina State University, Prestage Department of Poultry Science and the Piedmont Research Station Poultry Unit to...

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The research project will focus on advancing shell egg safety from Salmonella serotypes in the US market. The agreement will go into effect in September 2013. Read more | http://tinyurl.com/ozpj2z6

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Hepatitis A Outbreak: How A Frozen Berry And Pomegranate Mix Could Sicken 97

Hepatitis A Outbreak: How A Frozen Berry And Pomegranate Mix Could Sicken 97 | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
by Paige Brown, Guest Correspondent @FromTheLabBench Electron micrograph of hepatitis A virions.
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Hepatitis A outbreak: How frozen berry, pomegranate mix could sicken 97 | Food safety experts in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University -- Dr. Ben Chapman & Dr. Lee Ann Jaykus -- explain how water, supply chain, and global trade can affect food safety. Read more | http://tinyurl.com/m2zqr5s

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Researchers develop a faster method to identify Salmonella strains | Penn State University

Researchers develop a faster method to identify Salmonella strains | Penn State University | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A method that may reduce by more than half the time it takes health officials to identify Salmonella strains has been developed by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
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CALS Food scientist, Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, helped develop method to speed response to foodborne illnesses \ Read more | http://tinyurl.com/kapf3e9

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Researchers refine the science of brewing

Researchers refine the science of brewing | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
From a number of the top beers brought forth for judging at the 2012 North Carolina’s Brewer’s Cup, three brews originated at N.C. State. These beers were created by researchers in the brewery cradled within the lower level of Schaub Hall.
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CALS Food scientist, Dr. John Sheppard launched the CALS' brewery, which created 3 of 4 top quaffs in 2012 NC Brewer's Cup. Read more | www.technicianonl... | AND we're also working on hops! | http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/specialty_crops/

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CALS Sustainability Office hosts Leadership Triangle program | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

CALS Sustainability Office hosts Leadership Triangle program | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Dr. Danesha Seth Carley, Director of Sustainability Development for the Collete of Agriculture & Life Sciences at North Carolina State University,  talks small solutions, with big impact. Read more | http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/perspectives/cals-sustainability-office-hosts-leadership-triangle-program/

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Aquaculture crop grown here headed to California clients - Business - The Daily News, Jacksonville

Aquaculture crop grown here headed to California clients - Business - The Daily News, Jacksonville | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Craven County prawn farmers Don and Kim Ipock stocked Carolina’s Freshwater Prawn Farm’s three ponds with juveniles last weekend to grow a fall harvest that has a committed buyer — a first in their seven-year aquaculture venture...
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Extension researchers in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciencees at North Carolina State University helped research & develop local freshwater prawn production for a North Carolina aquaculture facility. Read more | http://www.jdnews.com/news/business/aquaculture-crop-grown-here-headed-to-california-clients-1.145352

 

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Peach genome offers insights into breeding strategies for biofuels crops

Peach genome offers insights into breeding strategies for biofuels crops | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Rapidly growing trees like poplars and willows are candidate "biofuel crops" from which it is expected that cellulosic ethanol and higher energy content fuels can be efficiently extracted.
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Peach Genome Offers Insights Into Breeding Strategies for Biofuels Crops: Dr. Bryon Sosinski of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University is part of the research team which has sequenced Prunus persica, a close relative of potential biofuel crops, poplar and willow. The new sequence data is expected to be helpful in breeding such crops. Read more | http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130324152303.htm

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N.C. State Researchers Create Fruit, Vegetable-infused Ingredients for U.S. Army Rations | Plants For Human Health Institute

N.C. State Researchers Create Fruit, Vegetable-infused Ingredients for U.S. Army Rations | Plants For Human Health Institute | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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NC State University has gained US Army support to create functional food ingredients from fruits & vegetables that will be used to develop healthier, more portable combat rations. Researchers with CALS' Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), at the NC Research Campus, in Kannapolis, are infusing protein powders & flours, the kinds found at health & nutrition stores, with health-promoting compounds from greens kale & muscadine grapes. Read more | http://plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu/?p=8971

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A Bitter/Sweet Shift in Cockroach Defenses

A Bitter/Sweet Shift in Cockroach Defenses | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Some populations of roaches have evolved a highly effective strategy to avoid sweet-tasting poison baits, researchers say.
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CALS researchers Dr. Coby Schal, Dr. Jules Silverman & Dr. Ayako Wada-Katsumata report in the prestigious journal, Science, that roaches can change their taste chemistry, making usually appealing sweet food become bitter. So they avoid baits containing glucose. Result: Failed cockroach control!  Now we know why, and how they do it. The innovative research also has implications for control of other insects, such as mosquitoes. Read more & watch the little buggers flee jelly | http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/24/science/a-bitter-sweet-shift-in-cockroach-defenses.html

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Tracking Parallel Pathways of Obesity, Diabetes and Inflammation | North Carolina Research Campus

Tracking Parallel Pathways of Obesity, Diabetes and Inflammation | North Carolina Research Campus | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky, Asst. Prof. of Pharmacogenomics at the Plants for Human Health Institute searches for plant-derived compounds from Thunder God Vine, blueberries and blueberries to address these diseases, along with PHHI collaborators, such as Dr. Mary Ann Lila and Dr. Allan Brown. Read more: http://www.ncresearchcampus.net/partners-and-research/latest-research/tracking-parallel-pathways-of-obesity-diabetes-and-inflammation

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NC State News :: NC State News and Information » Irish Potato Famine-Causing Pathogen Even More Virulent Now

NC State News :: NC State News and Information » Irish Potato Famine-Causing Pathogen Even More Virulent Now | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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The plant pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s lives on today with a different genetic blueprint and an even larger arsenal of weaponry to harm and kill plants.

In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, North Carolina State University plant pathologist Jean Ristaino and colleagues Mike Martin and Tom Gilbert from the University of Copenhagen compared the genomes, or sets of all genes, of five 19th century strains of the Phytophthora infestans pathogen with modern strains of the pathogen, which still wreaks havoc on potatoes and tomatoes.

The researchers found that the genes in historical plant samples collected in Belgium in 1845 as well as other samples collected from varied European locales in the late 1870s and 1880s were quite different from modern-day P. infestans genes, including some genes in modern plants that make the pathogen more virulent than the historical strains.

 

Read more | http://news.ncsu.edu/releases/mk-ristaino-infestans-2013/

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Werner honored with Burbank Award | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Werner honored with Burbank Award | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Dr. Dennis Werner, JC Raulston Distinguished Professor of Horticultural Science, has won the American Horticultural Society’s Luther Burbank Award. Given in odd years, the award recognizes extraordinary achievement in plant breeding. It is named for legendary plant breeder Luther Burbank & is one of the society’s Great American Gardener awards. (Dr. Werner is pictured with the weeping redbud, Ruby Falls, he developed. |  http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/media-releases/werner-honored-with-burbank-award/

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Why Are Honeybees Dying?

Why Are Honeybees Dying? | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The past year has been a bad one for America's honeybees, with commercial beekeepers reporting hive losses of up to 50 percent. Some blame the mysterious
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CALS apiculturist, Dr. David Tarpy joins Dick Rogers, manager of Bayer CropScience's Bee Care Center (under construction in RTP) & Jeffrey Lee, who owns Lee's Bees in Mebane, NC, to discuss the issue. Read more | http://wunc.org/post/why-are-hon

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FDA Enlists NC State to Chart Transmission Routes for Salmonella | Food Safety News

FDA Enlists NC State to Chart Transmission Routes for Salmonella | Food Safety News | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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FDA Enlists NC State to Chart Salmonella Transmission Routes | The Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) will begin working with the Prestage Department of Poultry Science & the Piedmont Research Station Poultry Unit in Fall to study transmission routes for Salmonella in the shell egg industry, to improve the food safety controls which prevent foodborne illness. Readmore | http://tinyurl.com/odbp5lt

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Poole Golf Course receives Audubon International certification | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Scie...

Poole Golf Course receives Audubon International certification | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Scie... | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Only one other university course is Audubon cerfified; and there are only 92 other Signature certified sanctuaries. The designation is awarded for environmental sustainability.

Dr. Danesha Seth Carley, Dr. Charles Peacock, & Dr. Tom Rufty Fostered the Certification Effort.

 

Read more: http://tinyurl.com/lf5xmna

 

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North Carolina researchers seek organic alternative to chlorine

North Carolina researchers seek organic alternative to chlorine | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
In March, N.C. State University hired Chen Jiang, a graduate student, to assist Penelope Perkins-Veazie with the postharvest research.
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Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie's team at the Plants for Human Health Institute is investigating plant-based compounds as produce washes, for food safety & longer shelf life, with acceptability for organic food labeling. Read more | http://tinyurl.com/oyj4te5

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Getting to Know Our Microbial Roommates

Getting to Know Our Microbial Roommates | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Ecologists are increasingly interested in the great wildlife diversity indoors, where they’ve found that buildings contain identifiable microbial signatures of their human inhabitants.
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Mapping the great indoors: Dr. Rob Dunn's Your Wild Life Project is among research efforts to catalog, understand the microbiology of the human built environment discussed in this New York Times article. Dr. Dunn is a faculty member in the Collete of Agriculture & Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. | Read more | http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/28/science/getting-to-know-our-microbial-roommates.html? | Visit the web site for the Your Wild Life Project | http://www.yourwildlife.org/


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Agriculture brings science and math to life for North Carolina high school students

Agriculture brings science and math to life for North Carolina high school students | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The Produce News - Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897
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Agriculture brings science & math to life for NC high school students: Strawberry breeder, Dr. Jeremy Pattison at the Plants for Human Health Institute, part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University, helps create a real-world research experience for Rowan County high school students Watch the video here: http://www.producenews.com/index.php/90-videos/10333-agriculture-brings-science-and-math-to-life-for-north-carolina-high-school-students

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Tractor gives students access to latest technology | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Tractor gives students access to latest technology | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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NCSU College of Agriculture & Life Sciences students will be able to learn on the latest equipment thanks to the generosity of a farm equipment manufacturer and a farm machinery dealer. AGCO, a farm machinery designer, manufacturer and distributer, has provided the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory with a new Massey Ferguson tractor through a no-cost lease agreement, said Curtis Powell, field lab superintendent. The Massey Ferguson 7620 tractor was provided by C&R Implement Company in Williamston.

 

The tractor will be used for classes and demonstrations and normal work around the field lab, which is just south of the Raleigh city limits on Lake Wheeler Road.

 

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Researchers trying to identify, catalog every species in Moore County preserve

Researchers trying to identify, catalog every species in Moore County preserve | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
SOUTHERN PINES - Jamie Sasser cradled a tiny woodpecker in his hands. The bird quivered slightly as Sasser peered intently at it.
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Researchers trying to identify, catalog every species in Moore County preserve | Entomologist, Dr. Clyde Sorenson, of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University took several of his students to scout for insects in the 24-hour Weymouth Woods bio-blitz last weekend. Read more about their adventure in this special wildlife refuge here | http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/05/27/1256089

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Dirty dogs: Homes with pooches loaded with bacteria

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A dog may not only fill a home with joy, it fills a home with a whole lot of bacteria, new research suggests.  But that doesn't mean you have to kick your pooch out of the bed.
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Dirty dogs: Home with pooches loaded with bacteria: Dr. Holly Menninger & researchers of CALS' Your Wild Life Team at NC State University find that dog owners and their homes carry bacteria from their pets. But that may not be a bad thing for human health. Read more | http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/22/18427037-dirty-dogs-homes-with-pooches-loaded-with-bacteria

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Unexpected Entrepreneur

Unexpected Entrepreneur | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
From electrical engineer to entrepreneur: when Ph.D student Vindhya Kunduru came to NC State, she didn't know she'd soon be bringing vaccines to market.
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Kunduru took an enterpreneurship course in which she learned about a patented vaccine targeting poultry Salmonella, developed by Dr. Hosni Hassan & Matt Koci of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. As part of her entrepreneurial coursework, she helped develop a business plan for what became Enteric Vaccine Solutions. EVS is listed as one of NCSU's Clase of 2013 "Fast 15" spinoff companies. Read more: http://www.ncsu.edu/features/2013/03/unexpected-entrepreneur/  | Fast 15 list | http://research.ncsu.edu/ott/for-entrepreneurs/nc-state-fast-15/class-2013/

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Billionaire Murdock gives $50M to support scientific research :: Editor's Blog at WRAL Tech Wire

Billionaire Murdock gives $50M to support scientific research :: Editor's Blog at WRAL Tech Wire | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
David H. Murdock gives $50 million to the research institute that bears his name in Kannapolis.
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 The gift will support daily operations at the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI), the core labs for the NCRC, which includes CALS' Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI).

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